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BACKGROUND Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) improve patient compliance and decrease pill burden. However, irrational prescribing of FDCs is a major health concern. As resident doctors are primarily involved in patient management at tertiary care hospitals, knowledge about prescribing FDCs is of paramount importance. OBJECTIVE To evaluate knowledge, attitude… (More)
A five-year study of a south London health authority's admissions to hospital shows a marked rise in emergency inpatient referrals--with an adverse effect on planned inpatient activity. Jacqueline Mallender and colleagues summarise their findings.